Canon's WFT-E6A Wireless Transmitter is an impressive device that boasts several upgrades over earlier permutations. Designed for use with Canon's EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, C500 and C300, this transmitter offers wireless-only LAN functionality for ease when transferring data. It also now supports IEEE 802.11n for safe, fast wireless LAN transfers. Additionally, an internal Bluetooth function (Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR) is included for a secure connection to Bluetooth-compatible GPS devices for high-capacity data transfers.
The WFT-E6A also sports wireless time syncing now, which is a great advantage to those shooting events, allowing you to make adjustments to the device without having a direct connection to a computer. And in another upgrade, the WFT-E6A is also lighter and smaller than earlier models. It still features the same dustproof and waterproof capabilities it's older siblings have. In addition, the transmitter is able to link up to 10 cameras for numerous points of view on a single subject - but now with improved linkage to a WFT server by allowing it to start simultaneously when the master camera and slave cameras are manually connected.
|Type||Image transfer accessory compatible with IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE802.11g and IEEE 802.11n wireless LAN support (IPsec-compatible). Can support GPS devices with an internal Bluetooth function|
|Compatible Cameras||EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, C500 and C300|
|Data Transfer||FTP Transfer images over a network to FTP servers|
|Network||EOS utility-based control of cameras over a network|
|Server Requirements||WFT browser-based remote capture and downloading of images over a network|
|Wireless||Wirelessly triggered shooting of slave cameras linked to a master camera|
|Transmission||Linked shooting: approximately 328 ' / 100 m from the master camera when signal strength is favorable Wireless LAN: approximately 492 '/150 m With no obstructions between the transmitting and receiving antennas and no radio interference When a large, high-performance antenna is installed at a wireless LAN access point Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR: approximately TBA '/TBA ' Wireless Time Syncing Master camera time is set for the EOS-1D X units (up to 10 units) connected in the wireless LAN Setting margin of error with master camera: maximum approximate TBA sec|
|Connection||Camera connection: System extension terminal Wired LAN connection: not available, wireless LAN function only External device connection: USB host function is not included since this device is intended for wireless LAN function only|
|Power Supply||Powered by the camera|
|Environmental||Temperature: 32-113 °F / 0-45 °C 85 % or less|
|Notes||If the remaining battery level drops below 19 %, captured images cannot be transferred Fewer images can be transferred if the wireless LAN transfer rate drops, and for consecutive image transfer over wireless LAN|
|Dimensions||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Weight||Not specified by manufacturer|